AFG vs BAN, Asia Cup 2023: Date, Time, Venue, Pitch Report, Head-To-Head, Predictions, Playing 11, And Squads

Updated: 03 September 2023

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AFG vs. BAN, Asia Cup 2023: Date, Time, Venue, Pitch Report, Head-To-Head, Predictions, Playing 11, And Squads: The Asia Cup 2023 began on August 30th, with co-host Pakistan crushing Nepal in the first match. In the 4th match of the tournament, Bangladesh will face Afghanistan on September 3rd at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Bangladesh had a dismal start to the competition, as they lost their opening match by 5 wickets against co-host Sri Lanka. Nothing happened as expected in their first match. They came to bat first and their batting order disintegrated; they scored just 164 runs, which Lanka quickly chased down in 42 overs and won the match. 

Afghanistan will play their opening match of the tournament. Aside from a few exceptions, Afghans performed admirably this year. They were, however, whitewashed by Pakistan in their most recent ODI series. Afghanistan is competing in its fourth Asia Cup and has never qualified for the Semi-finals in any of the previous tournaments.

Also Read: Asia Cup 2023: Most Runs, Most Wickets In The Tournament

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Match Details

Match: Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, 4th match Asia Cup 2023

Date: Sunday, 3rd September

Time: 03:00 PM (IST)

Venue: Gadaffi stadium, Lahore, Pakistan

Broadcast: Star Sports, DD Sports

Live stream: Disney+Hotstar

Also Read: Asia Cup 2023: Afghanistan Team Players List, Squad, And Their ODI Stats

Gadaffi Stadium Pitch Report

Lahore Gaddafi Stadium has previously held 64 One Day Internationals, 21 Twenty20 Internationals, and 41 Tests. The ground most recently held a three-match ODI series between Pakistan and Australia. The series aired from March to April of 2022. Previously, the venue had not hosted any matches in 2015. In general, the pitches at Gaddafi Stadium tend to help batsmen and fast bowlers.

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Head-To-Head

Bangladesh and Afghanistan met four times in the Asia Cup, with Afghanistan winning three times and Bangladesh just once. They last met in the Asia Cup 2022, when Afghanistan outplayed Bangladesh. Bangladesh batted first and only scored 127 runs, which Afghanistan comfortably chased down and won by 7 wickets.

Match Predictions

Afghanistan has traditionally had an advantage over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup, and with the current Bangladesh team, it is difficult to believe that they can win. Bangladesh, on the other hand, has several match winners who can bounce back and win the game. Given the circumstances, Afghanistan may triumph.

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Probable Playing 11

Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanzid Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman

Also Read: Asia Cup 2023: Team India Players List, Squad, And All Players ODI Stats

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Full Squad

Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Abdul Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Suliman Safi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Riaz Hassan, Gulbadin Naib, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Karim Janat, Ikram Alikhil

Bangladesh: Afif Hossain, Nasum Ahmed , Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Anamul Haque, Shamim Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanzid Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan